CAMDEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For the 19th year, fleets of vessels and thousands of people have converged on Camden for the annual Windjammer Festival.
Even in the rain, festival organizers said this year's event brought in between 8 and 10 thousand people.
Activities included vessel tours, art galleries, and a fireworks show.
"It's our biggest festival of the year, it's what we like to call our Route 1 room-filler," said Windjammer Festival Organizer Dan Bookham.
For people who make a living giving tours on old vessels, the festival is a way to keep business afloat.
"It's a labor of love to keep these old boats alive," said Cathie Dorr, who runs the 90-year-old Nathaniel Bowditch vessel with her husband, Owen.
The Rockland couple has been giving tours on the boat for 10 seasons.
"We thrive on finding ways to keep these boats alive, keep this industry alive," said Cathie.